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| biographical note
|Jonathan Holslag is a research fellow at the Brussels Institute of Contemporary China Studies (BICCS). His work focuses on political economy regional security in Asia. His two latest books, China and India: Prospects for Peace (Columbia University Press, 2010) and Trapped Giant (IISS and Routledge, 2011), were widely reviewed discussed. Jonathan’s papers were published in journals like International Spectator, The Washington Quarterly, Journal of Strategic Studies, the Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of Contemporary China, etc. He is a frequently solicited referee for various international publishers and research commissions.|
Jonathan contributed to various study projects organized by European and international institutions. In 2007 and 2008, he was coordinator of the EU-China Academic Network (ECAN), an academic forum established by the European Commission. In 2007, he was team leader of a multidisciplinary research group that prepared several reports on China’s foreign policy for the European Parliament. In 2008, he evaluated the EU’s Asia Strategy for the European Commission. He has advised various European member states and the UN Human Rights Council. In 2011, he was invited by the European Parliament to provide advise on China’s economic transition.
Besides academic and policy related work, Jonathan regularly comments on current affairs in news media. Shorter pieces of his hand appeared in news outlets like the Financial Times, the Guardian, South China Morning Post, European Voice, Shanghai Daily, the Globalist, Foreign Policy, the Harvard International Review and EU Observer. He was interviewed by all major television channels – such as CNN, BBC, Bloomberg, CCTV, Al Jazeera – and newspapers – like the New York Times, the Financial Times, Focus Magazin.
Jonathan studied political science at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB) and completed additional programs on geopolitics and international security. He is a post-doctoral fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO).
His personal webpage can be consulted via: http://www.vub.ac.be/biccs/site/index.php?id=176